The Cinémathèque québécoise’s silent film series Le choix des pianistes begins today with a free conference with pianist Antonio Coppola at 4 p.m. and screenings of 1927 Russian film La jeune fille au carton à chapeau at 6:30 p.m. and 1930 French film Prix de beauté (starring Louise Brooks) at 8:30 p.m. 335 de Maisonneuve E., $8
Concordia’s undergrad literary journal, Soliloquies, launches its 18th issue with readings and performances at Cagibi. 5490 St-Laurent, 7–9 p.m.
The Phi Centre screen the award-winning short French film Stranger by the Lake, a sinister gay love story, at 7:30 p.m., followed by Best of the Fest a compilation of some of the best shorts shown at festivals worldwide at 8 p.m. 407 St-Pierre, $6.25
Chris Sandiford and Daniel Carin host the Ladies & Gentlemen’s Comedy Show, with sets from Alain Mercieca, Jess Salomon, Brad MacDonald, Shawn Stenhouse, Eddy King and live music by John Hale at intermission. Shäika Café (5526 Sherbrooke W.), 9 p.m., free
Atlanta “yes! wave” trio the Coathangers and California garage punks the Audacity play Divan Orange. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $12
Vote for your favourite local people, places, artists, businesses, public servants & institutions in our annual Best of MTL readers poll, before 11:59 p.m. this Thursday, April 17.
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